MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — September 7, 2010 — Clearwell Systems, Inc., a leader in intelligent e–discovery, today announced that enterprise and law firm customers throughout the Japanese market are now taking advantage of Clearwell’s end–to–end e–discovery capabilities. Fully operational in production environments since early 2008, the Clearwell E–Discovery Platform was initially utilized in Japan primarily as a robust processing engine and early case assessment (ECA) solution. Today, Japanese enterprise and law firm customers have expanded their use of the Clearwell solution to now include the Review and Production Module on all their e–discovery matters. As a result, these enterprises and law firms have been able to significantly lower the cost and risk of e–discovery.
Japanese customers continue to select Clearwell for the product’s battle–tested technologies, with features that provide critical capabilities such as robust support for double–byte and Japanese encodings. In addition, the Clearwell E–Discovery Platform provides case flexibility necessary for cross–border e–discovery cases typically faced by Japanese customers, where litigation often demands multi–jurisdictional support and requires data to be processed in both Japan and other countries such as the US. For instance, Clearwell can be deployed on a hosted basis or onsite; e–discovery can be conducted in Japan without having to send data to the US for processing, helping to maintain control over potentially sensitive data; and customers can avail themselves of 24/7 support in–country.
“Japanese enterprises and law firms have a unique and often challenging set of product requirements, which include comprehensive support for double–byte and Japanese encodings across all phases of e–discovery — from processing and early case assessment to review and production,” said Venkat Rangan, co–founder and CTO, Clearwell Systems. “As part of our commitment to the Japanese market, we have worked closely with our Japanese customers and invested significant research and development resources to ensure that the Clearwell E–Discovery Platform is best suited to meet the specific needs of our Japanese customers.”
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Clearwell Systems is transforming the way enterprises, government agencies, and law firms perform electronic discovery (e–discovery) in response to litigation, regulatory inquiries, and internal investigations. The Clearwell E–Discovery Platform streamlines end-to-end e-discovery, providing a single product for identification, collection, processing, analysis, review, and production. Leading global organizations such as Clear Channel Communications, Constellation Energy, Cisco, the Department of Health and Human Services, DLA Piper, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, NBC Universal, and Toyota are using Clearwell to streamline collections, accelerate early case assessments, intelligently cull–down data, increase reviewer productivity, and ensure the defensibility of their e–discovery process. Consistently ranked as a leader in independent e–discovery industry surveys and reports, Clearwell Systems is an active participant in the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) Project, The Sedona Conference, and the Text REtrieval Conference (TREC). For more information, visit www.clearwellsystems.com, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/clearwell, or subscribe to the E–Discovery 2.0 blog at http://www.clearwellsystems.com/e–discovery–blog/.